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RSGHTMYER GUSLDiN'G 
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ATTD R N EY-AT- LAW. 
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* Hon. J. Edgar Hoover, 
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Departmeng 01 Justice building, 
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unaer seperate^ cover 1 am senaing you copy ,ox "jvBSter^ ox 
Deceit" which 1 wish you. would autograpn xor me* it is a -spienaia dookTSSSi 
*oiks Linrt snouflid be purchased ana reaa oy every patriotic cxtx&^n xn the u.b. 
I s,er,vea 19 months overseas xn the x'xrst wpna i*ar,ana Have served estate 
veterans \bx Foreign wars Comms&aer ,ana as § memoer ox the national executive 
Committe ox tne American Legion, representing tne state. ox lannesota. 

1 have oeen a lawyer ror^b years. You are aoing a great job 
anu it is no wonder that tne Communists ana their aupes aisiike you. I enclot 
a letter to the Heaaligntr-Herala ox Tracy Minnesota, January. 22 I959,that yotg 
may oe interest ea in. I enclose return postage. 

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Xour n°te of February 11,. 1959* with enclosures, 
and the copy Of "Masters of Deceit'* 8 have beenxeceived. I 
an* indeed pleased to learn that Bay Village American JLegion 
Post Number 385 has decided to place another copy of my book 
in k school library. . \ . 

It is most encouraging to know that favorable 
comments .havefceen received concerning the copy which your 
Post presented to the Bay Village High School. In response 
; to your request, I am glad to autograph the book which will be, 
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of 'the book arid requested it be' autographed. This letter was * 
acknowjedged.on 5-26-50 and t he book w as autographed. This copy 
is being-autographed only since | ""[ indicates it will be presented, 
to a school in Westlake, Ohio. Fourteen cents. postage enclosed^ 
by | ~~| is being used in returning the book. 

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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

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Washington, D.C. 

Dear Sir: 



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Under separate cover I am sending you a copy 4 
Q "Mas ters of Deceit". At your convenience will 
please autograph" Uils . 

The first copy which you autographed has been put in 
the Bay Village'High School Xibrary and has caused such 
favorable co«en> that the Bay Village American legion 
iPost #385 would' like to present a copy to J* 8 
neighboring city, Westlake, Ohio, for use by their 
students* 

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Yqur note>of February 4; 1959, with enclosures, 
has been received^ and I "want you to know how deeply apprecia- 
tive I am for your gracious remarks about "Masters of Peceit." 
It was kind of you to enclose a copy of ypur letter to the editor 
which I enjoyed reading. . 

I am indeed encouraged by your staunch support, 
and you may be sure we always will endeavor to merit it. This 
is not the: first time efforts have been made $o»discredit us, but 
the many splendid expressions Of trust "which we have received - 
from leading newspapers and citizens throughout the United States 
have convinced us that the current attempt is failing* Enclosed 
are reprints from recent issues oi the "Congressional Record" & 
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Your kind letter dated Pebriiary 13, 1959, v/ith 
enclosures* lias beenreceive^ and I v am indeed fateful for 
your thbughtf ulness in, siting me. The self -raddressed postal 
card is being returned.to you. - E* * 

The generous comments, made by 1 you concerning 
my book, ''Masters of Deceit," are most .gratifying, anallftis/.; 
encouraging for me to know that ,my views are worthy of^ciur f> 
approval. In connection with your revest ibr permissions '*■ 
t quete from this book, lam taking the liberty of referring your 
letter to Mr. ^IdgarT. Rigg, President, Henry Holtand 
Company, Inc.* 383 Madison Avenue, New York 17, NeytYoxk,, 
j&e : publisher.. Mr. Rigg has been requested to contapt you 
regarding this matter. 



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J.Edgar Hoover, Director, 

Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Washington ,D»C « 
Dear Sir- & 

Your recent book' iMas'ters ofl Deceit 11 ^ Impresses me dee|>3$% Ko<>m. 
3his tremendous and urgent effort to awaken us from pur lethe : "^ s ^andy an ~" 
into an awareness needs the widest possible acceptance. 

I long to help spread its message far and wide within my 
circle of influence, hoping to reach many who might not other-Tk&G^ 
he reached. 

Because oo this I have attempted to make o brief of some of 
what seemed to me the most significant, of your statements, and pies? 
note that it is all in u Quotes n .1 herewith submit a copy of it for 
your notice asking permission/if you are willing to have it mime- 
ographed for distribition.# In every way open to me I should like^ 
publicise what you haye done, in hope of extending its influence. 

Inclosed is a self-addressed card for your reply .Your authority 
to advise, and the terms in which you have couched- it are eloquent. 
All I ask is permission to quote you in your exact own words. 

Acknowledging a great debt to you for what you have done for us 
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"Masters of Deceit" 

By J • Edgar Hoover" 

The stoiy of Communism in America 
and how to fight it. 

Ti*e major menace of our time, communism; what it is>how it works, 
what rfcs aims are, the real dangers it poses, and what loyal American^ 
citizens must know to protect their freedom.* 

"Every citizen has a duty to learn more ahout the menace that threat- 
ens his future, his home, his children, the peace of the world."' 

" Communism holds no mysteries-^Its leaders have "blue-printed their 
ohjectives.lt is a threat to humanity and to each one of us." ,, \ 

In a legal brief submitted way back forty years ago, in 19 19, Hoover 
submitted to his Chief ,the Attorney-General of the United States, ths- fol- 
lowing decisive statement: " These doctrines threaten the happiness- of 
the community, the safety of every individual and the continuance* of eVery 
heme and fireside. They would destroy the peace of the country and* thrust t- 
it into a condition of anarchyjand lawlessness and immortality that passes 
imagination" ' ' . -'"*;*.. 

He declares in this I 9 ^ 8 ■Dublicatibri, "Today, as I write these- words, 
my conclusions of I9l9remain the sameV'Commuhism Is the major menace- of v our 




man of his belief in God,his heritage of freedom, his" trust" in love,mercy 
and justice lUnder communism all would become, as so many already have, 
twentieth century slaves..* — It could happen here-ahd today there- are* 
thousands of people working in secret to* make if happen here. 

"If we open our eyes, inform ourselves and work together, we can keep 
our country free." 

" The Communist Party U.S.A. today is a dedicated, conspiratorial 
group operating under modern conditions as ah arm of revolution. 
There is no doubt that today America is now the Prime Target of Inter- 
national Communism.* 1 ■«•'<, 

"Shis book expresses hope that all of us may develop, a shared body 
of rudimentary knowledge about communism that we_dare_not_be - withou > t ; .. h 

2 {'She Soviet Mentality is being imposed,both directly and indirectly 
on thousands of Americans. The Party's objective, is to produce" comrades 
who will work ceaselessly for the revolution that would make the U.S.A. 
part of the Soviet System.* "* *. 

"I have been guided by the thought" of millions of loyal Americans - 
everywhere and in every walk of life .Fever has there been a time when" 
we have so much need of one another .And we must never forget that if bur 
government is to remain free, it needs the help of every patriotic man,, . 
woman and child." r " 

^ MQoBmmnism, within four .decades- as a ^state^power^bas spread" through 
roughly Igf^f the worlds popufatidVT a nd25j ^ th* Earthg surface. . + 

"Every Party member-regardless of rank x or 1 po^£xitjn_ work6 constant- 
ly to steal your rights, liber ties, and property. n 

"The F.B.I. knows that the bigger job lies with *he free worlds, 
intellectuals-the people who think must convince men that communism is evo^L 
must see that communism is the^iadliest enemy that intellectualism JvaZ ., 
Liberalism ever.had.THey must be as willing *o ^^**J ^^^SSr rf 
this cause as thrCommunists have been to dedicate themselves to their j| 




($) ^'Communists have always made it "clear that comi/^nism is the mdrtal 
enemy of 'Christiariity-Oaism^-Mohammedism and anvl Jher religion that be- 
lieves in a Supreme Being. ** " ** w • - "• ;-.• 
" Dont think that Communists have changed their" minds about relacibn-. 
saidjLTikita Khrushchev" We remain the Atheists that ne always have- beenVwe 
a I e ^, a ? ing a11 we c * h to liherate those ".people who are still under the- sbell 
oi^xnis religious^ opiate." As long as communism continues remains, the alsault" 
wxj-j. continue .Leniifgaid" We shall always preach a scientific TtfiiloebbhvT ' 
we «upo jigr.T. against^ the inconsistencies of the Christians Characterise 
^iSi?l*!A" Su £ er ?4 oU s relic". "We say that our morality is entirely 
subordinated to the interests of the class struggle". . . ::. 

"Yet Communism is, in effect, a secular religion, - +1 , .. + v * 
gods, its own Messianic zeal,ahd its owhfanatical devo f %eVteo^rV c wfllfh#-' 
to accept any personal sacrifice that furthers the cause T ". v r L* 

^n^.o«,^f a I , , **S txc S ?^ti°n wa's beginning to be replaced by a calculated 
5S253? fS *SPljiS SfiaSi2S.Ia.line with these tactics the Party is^today 
engaged m a systematic program to infiltrate American religions krofiSJ?- 
Members are being told" Join churches and become involved" in church work^- 
in order to gain respectability-tb provide' ppportunity for subtle drssemin- 
ation of Communist propaganda,- to make contact with youth,-or to exhibit* ■ 

S*i»SSoe ll SS^;; p ~ e - I -~ e VS°. enla ^ th — °* »** contacts, ^ 
» The church, in communist eyes., is an enemy institution to be ihfiltfated.-e, 
subverted and bent to serve Party ends". "We do not declare, and must not de- 
clare m our programme that we are Atheists". * " • 

'The Partys aim in addition to that of exploiting the church, is to neutral- 
ize religion as an effective counter weapon. A member of the party cannot 
be a Marxist" and adhere to" a' religiony'- '" * " -••-* : f -■ -. 

"The Party is today desperately working to mold atheistic material iW a« 
a weapon of revolution-, a revolution which if it* is to succees.must first 
sap religions spiritual strength, and* then destroy it." 

* The Party does realize that* religion is its most potent foe.' 1 w \' 
■« To meet this challenge ho hesitant, indifferent ,half-apolokfetfic 
a °^_ on our part wil1 suffice. Out" of the deep roots of religion flows some- 
oxiixig warm and good, the affirmation of love and justice) here is the 'source' 
,of strength for our land if we are to remain free. It is ours to defend and 
to nourish.*' - - 

) l Communism stands condemned oh its own recOrd.--it is digging its 
own grave. It cannot survive because it is anti- God and anti-man. It stands 
revealed as an evil conspiracy in pursuit of power. »' 

rt The call of the future must be a rekindled American faith,based oh our 
priceless heritage^ of freedom, justice and the religious spirit. — -Ih bur 
re-awakenmg we Americans can learn a great deal from the fight against, 

communists, Here are five special areas;" ■ - 

^a * * I^I$B9£9§£S&£ SfH^F- We have' hot been sufficiently articulate.. 
?"+ JS rce ? Ul in ^P^ssihg pride in our traditions and ideals. We heed to 
let freedom ring". As Americans we should stand up-speak of it-and let-'the 
, world, see 4.^ '., . _^ X V.-^ ^' , \ iz.' * 

strong^ut^ver^gf&bSe iS^i^e^!^?^ 1 ^?! 11 ^^ a new America,yigilant- 

obligations and eager to be good citizens .Helpful association with other 
youth, also incentive to work" with adul'tX«c^ jt^iWSS^ *. 

3 -ACTIOS— Carrying out our responsibilities now ,.,. * 1. 

vide our youth with activity groups. Our- young people, as " w ~i£ w * s " c *", J"^*"" 
to "bv working members of our sepublic and citizens on duty J "at c alf' a tMls? eea 

4- ACCENT THE POSITIVE-- * " - " ■ 

. - 5-3?AITH*-The trulv revolutionary force of history is not' mater-i 

lai Power but the , spirit of religion. The world needs today a true revolution^. 

° f n,o^lri™-ridl P - E -^ n <> t the futile sword.Man must rule by love,* 
m^rcy.With ^ ^help, America will remain <Hand where ««,«n li 
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"Masters of Deceit"" cont*d;How to stay ■&*?&" ^ _ „ . ..._\ » - 

f/ The CdnmunistVevolutlon in Russia is for\J years behind us'.in* ' 
these four decades, communism has had* a chance to show what it does- With, 
power in its hand;' how it treats people who live under it; what .its. atti- 
tudes are toward law, education, science and religioh;how it handles its 
relations with the non-communist world. It stands condemned on its_owh 

record. "' _ » » , 

41 For all too- Iphg, communisms true character has oeen conceaxea* Dy- 
its own propaganda, abetted, by public ignorance and apathy. .._:/._ 
Marxism -Leninism stands revealed hot as a" new world M of hope ana jusui^e 
but ".si an evil conspiracy in pursuit of power. Its cost in human misery ail 
and waste o'f human h£>v?er is almost beyond description.-' #t< ;// 

Every home in America is deprived ©T ah even higher standard of living 
as a result of the, tax burden brought on by the utter necessity of keep- 
ing our defences strong ^ifi^t the worTd-wide advance of communism.—-— ■ 

M pst informed Americans now know that, the communists adopt a cause 

only to exploit it foi their own ehds.-- i --rBu't we cannot afford Wp : \ypr- 
uty of* waiting for communism to run its 'course like other oppressive,^,,., 
dictator ships.. The weapons of communism are still formidable. They -become 
even more effective when weuower our guard and" when we become 'lax ia-#4a»e"fe 
strengthening our democratic institutions in pErfecting the American-. ';<,* 

"Dream". * ■• - . 

"if communists can be so inspired by error, falsehood and hate^pust 41ai 
think what we could do with truth, justi ce and lov'el ,l " ' ' • ► -- 

11 1 thrill to think of the' even" greater wonders" America can fashion 
from its rich, glorious and deep tradition .All we need is- Faith-REAL^AITH 

11 T ft e communist" prides himself* oh being a revolutionary-arid reyol-^. 
utionary he isin the sense of destruction, terror and violence. M 

" Free men can learn here too: THe truly revolutionary force of Mstor 
is not material power but the spirit of religion. ' 

"THis must give us renewed zeal "to work untiringly to uphold the 
ideals of justice and liberty which have made' this I nation great. 

lT Vith Gods help,Amefica can remain a land where people still 
know how to be free and brave. " 






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WjO. U. vkid indeed a pleasure to autograph a copy of my hod's, 
•Ifacters of Bcccit, n to the Cictora of Charity 4 of Ijcavca^orta. 

X was particularly pleased i&at you thought my booi 
an excellent account of corsreunist activity in our country, and I 
am Beading you certain, material Silica you raay want ta placo in 
your library. I wich you every cucceon in your very vrartawkila 
endeavors end if at say time wo can be of help to you; please do » 
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With Communism in the United States? Struggle on a. New Plane. Make the 
Communists Show Their Own Colors! Communist ' WewJtepj gJ OqAp^ CJiao s, ? 
NOTE: ' 'Masters of Deceit" autographed on 10-21-58 fOr fsXI " f } 
for his sister J «t^whom this letter is addressed. ' ' ' 



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How to Beat. CommunismjThe Communists Are After Onr Minds; freaking the 
Communist SpelI;Communism In the ]U. S. A. . The 16th Convention of the 
DCJ:sfc Communist Party; U. S. A. ; Statement By J. Edgar Hoover; 
(5) Counterattack^The Congressi onal Record 1/12-15-19-22-19/59; 

/i Firing Lihe;American CoalitionjEdgar Hoover's Four Decades of 

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Mr. Tolson. 
Mr. Belmon, 
Mr. DeLoa' 
Mr. M^Gu 
Mr. Mohr 
Mr. Parsons.™.™ 
Mr. ftoscn.*~^_ 
Mr. Tamm,^«i« 

Mr. Trotter, 

Mr. Y^.C.SuIlivan 
Tde. JRoom„. 
Mr. Kolloatan. 
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In . my o„» na„ an, fo-th^isters ^V^A^W^ '• 

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February 19 5 1050* I am taking the Iiberfe of jgferrlhg 
thiq matted jto you since you trill n$c toil 



requests permission toqaote frpnr"Masters ct Deceit^" 

; it \70UM be appreciated if you t?culd contact 

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SUBJECT: 



Tolson 
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In a cordial letter to the director, dated February, 13>. 
1959,. captioned .individual requested permissionJ:q :have;certain 
quotations' fronrthe-Direptor's book,; "Masters "of ' Deceit^' mimeo- 
graphed for qistributi6n/"witMn l my circle of influfehce, 'hoping to. reach 
many who might not ot±ier-wise^be reached. •' 

Bufiles contain, no -record of correspondent* Since~she 
requests permission, to quote from the Director; s book,, it is .believed 
that her letter should be referred .to Mr /Edgar T.«Rigg : of .Henry Holt 
and Company, Inc; In,view of the friendly tone.ahd complimentary 
language of her, c6mmuhicatidri ? , it. is further recommended; that we 
cordially acknowledge her letter and advise her that we are referring 
her letter to the Publisher of the Director's book. 

. RECOMMENDATIONS: . 

^ (i). That the attached letter oyer :the Director' ^ signature. 

enclosmg herTstamped self -addressed- postal card, besentto 

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with/enclosures, be sent'.tb Mr. Edgar T. Rigg. 



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rather, i^olookfcpcta them ao indleatioiia <# pur ^cctfr^aces* Thx* 
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Counterattack 

Firing Line 

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Dear Mr. Hoover: 



Through the kindness of 
of the local office I have received "Masters oi Deceit," auto- 
graphed by yourself. I am deeply grateful. 

Your efforts to instill an awareness of the dangers 
to our Nation have been deprecated from so many sources,, it 
must at times be disheartening. 

With best wishes and a frequent prayer for you 
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* e^ruary xo, a»5» r regarding; "Masters of Deceit, » and I 
want you to know thaM sincerely appreciate vour kind 
comments. " r 

, . . ., Iam indP0d encouraged to learn, that youtf 
£esire to ,eff ect a wider distribution of the book and pleased 
by your interest in suggesting that it be made available in a 
paper-backed edition. I thought you would bcgladto know 
that the publisher, already is considering this idea. Thank 
you very much for the benefit of your- observations regarding 
the Sovjet magazine. Enclosed is. somS material on cdrhmu- 
nism v/hich„ you jniglit like to^read. 




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Enclosures (4) 

How to Beat Communism 

God and Gouqiry or Communism ? 

100 Things T&u ShoSfd/JKp|?3v About Communis.m,in the, U.S. A. 

i.Btfi Convention of the Communist Earty^ U.S. As 



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this, bo^k shbuWbe made aSS?i32f^K y ? s ^Sest;tLt. 
Paper back *d*tion ff I* uh^f d^a?.^* 7 Aiaeri< ? a » in 

My book store Informs me tt io «a+ *~ 
very difficult to fit. f^bin the 'S&^WS^I^'* ** * s 
lending libraries- hate a wait?^ ?Jo! ^aries,and the 
a book, vital t;d e;ve^ ALrican^in Im ; f- !° iln P^^ht 
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,fci l*^Sife317Tu Congressman Alford, (D) Arkansas, spoke on the racial problem. He 
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marked for the Director's' attention. This form has been prepared in order that 
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is a' spe cial constable in the Surrey Constabulary. He explained tnat 
a speci^rirblti^aBte is*a ydlutitele^ 'unp'aXdr^trt^time ppll.ce officer 
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is'a farmer- and a respected member of his ,cd;mmuhity. he- nas a gooa 
educational background and was previously commissioned in the, Britisl 
Army., 

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Jt was indeed Mnd of you to ^ritejne on February ^Q, 
l959> and your thou&htfulness l&jdeeply appreciated, your generous 
comments concerning my bool t.^'Masters 6t D eceit. " are. most reas«* 



suring and lam -glad that iny views on the menace o£ communism* 
have eame4 your approval. Jh response to your inquiry, ihay*I point 
out that under our /constitutional guarantees of free speech, and free 
prj|ss there dare no laws in this country which forbid the publication, of 
communist newspapers such as VThe .Worker.," 

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'Where do we stand today : 5^EKcommuhism in the United States ? 

How to beat communism 

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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 
Director, F.B.I. 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 

I have just finished reading your book, Masters of Deceit, and 
I would like to comment that I think that .your book is very interesting and 
informative; Since it concerns the greatest menace of our time, Communism, 
I agree with you that every American should take time to read your book., J 
have just graduated from. High School where , I concluded a one year Modern 
Problems course. No mention was' made of gbmmunism in this course except 
for a very brief summary of the begginings of Communism in Russia. Your 
book is so packed with a detached plan of Communistic arms in America 
starting from its origin in our country that I feel it should be made a, high 
school text book which would be read by every American boy and girl. This, 
I believe would enlighten our minds to the threat which faces us. 

Mr. Hoover, you also mentioned how Communism uses false' 
front names to cover its- illegal work. I think. I missed a couple of important 
points in your fine book. If, as you stated, the Communist paper, the Daily 
Worker, does not support American views and opinions, why then, can't theLV 
.publication of such a paper be eliminated. Also, why can't these front offices 
be closed;, I am sincerely interested in your book,, and I would appreciate any 
answers that you, might have concerning F. B. I: work in this.field. Thank. you 
for your fine book. - _ 

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I was indeed pleased to receive your cordial note of 
February 20, 1958, and ipund the nautical implications contained in 
ybur enclosure quite amusing It was kind x>£ you* to share tMs « 
humorous incident vAtH me. 

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Your generous remarks concerning my book, "Masters 
of Deceit, "are most encouraging, and I am glad that my views on the ' 
menace of communism nave earned your approval. I am taking the 
liberty of forwarding; you some additional material concerning this 



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Enclosures (4) ' 

Communist "New Look" 

God, and Country or Communism? 

How to Beat Communism * 

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no record of his organization. His enclosure consists of an o^cter for 
the Director's book in which he referred to it as "Masters of the Sea." 
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SUPERIOR LOAN, Inc. 

115 West Sixth Street 
Michigan City, Indiana 

Feb 20, 1959 
Dear -Mr. Hoover, 

It was. suggested io me that you might be amused by 
the enclosed note. 

At a state convention of the Indiana Consumer Finance 
Assoc, in French Lick, Indiana last summer, our luncheon speaker 
one day was Clarence A. Jackson, president of lid. State Chamber of 
Commerce. He spoke of your- book and how important it was for everyone 
to read it. 

Riding back to Michigan City the next day I said to my 
wife, "I can't understand Mr. Hoover writing about the sea— and I can't 
understand Mr. Jackson's insistence that every businessman should read 
it." 

You can imagine my face when your book arrived. I 
couldn't put your book- down. You make a very clear case of the fact 
that we have a cancer in our country's body. I hope, your book receives 
wide acclaim and its message reaches .many people 



Cordially yours. 



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I was pleased to .receive your fetter of 
S^ruary 18, 1959, enclosing a copy of the advance sheet 
of ^Vashington ^ Decisions 1 * making reference ±o blasters of 
Deceit* " Your &pughtfulness in bringing it to my attention is 
indeed appreciated* I am most thankful for the confidence 
placed in jny book by the judges of The Supreme Court of 
^Washington* 




"With best wishes and continued success^ 



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Hejtias : been in- his present employment sjhce. his retirement. Bufiles 
cihtairi one previous letter from Bise in 1958. 

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Dear Mr. Hoover: 

It occurred- to me that you and your organization 
would be interested in^the unanimous en banc opinion of 
our State Supreme Court JLh the case of Howard L, Nostrand 
v. Tfoomas Balmer , decided^ January 29 , 1959. Judge Charles 
T. Donworfch, who authored the opinion, cited with approval 
your book { ^"Masters of Deceit" / on page 453 of Volume 153, 
Washington Decisions X8^ M ? As~~ydu know",' it is very seldom 
that a court of last resort cites as authority anything 
other than judicial decisions and reference books, such - 
as American Jurisprudence, and Corpus Juris, and the action 
here suggests the high esteem in which they hold you and 
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In that the decision is not yet in volume form, 
I am enclosing here a copy of the advance sheet which you 
may enjoy reading. 

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its message. Ifflfk 

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to Mr. Hoover, copies of this- ad which are at- 
tached. I should' point-out that I am writing 
directly to you on behalf of Mr. Rigg who would, 
of dpurse., write himself were he here. He is 
off' on a brief vacation, and I know will b e in 
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j^ouring-ini. 
'\,f~ '* .'No.pther man could'have written this book, (or no one else 
% jcnows as much as J. Edgar Hoover about the subterfuges, tricks, 
and lies American Communists use to^evade the law; to infiltrate 
every type of- organization (even thejchurches).; to gain the sup- 
port'^ well-meaning people; to- recruit new members; to ace 
* as the American arm of the Communist group which has en- 
slaved the people of Russia, the countries of Eastern Europty 
and China. „ 

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* -nation have emphasized the importance of Masters OF Deceit 

ano^urged every >Ame*rican to read y it. Today, on the first arnii^? | * 
versaryof the. book's^publicatiprijjwe, reprint some of these -* 
statements As you read'them you.wifl see why' if you have not al- , 
ready read,M ASTERS of Deceit, nowi&the time for you to do s0.> ; 



"Indispensable. The most 'author!- * 
tative book ever written on Com- 
munism in -.America. Particularly 
valuable now." 

— CHARLES' POORE, N. Y. Times 

"Will shock the reader out of his 
apathy." — RICHARD CARDINAL 
CUSHING, Archbishop of Boston 

"Beyond doubt one of the greatest 
book's ever written* about Com- 
munism . . . written by a man who 
knows and exposes his foe inti- 
mately. A book that should be read 
by everyone in the country." 

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~^"Most fmpoHcmt— ana imperative 

book of 'the decade."— DANIEL 

A. POLING, Editor, Christ/anHera/d 

"A guided itour through Commu- 
nis^ by an expert." — Newsweek 

"fVastly readable ... a calm, fac- 
tual recital i . .^buttressed with case 
histories from the FBI files." * 

— WILLARD EDWARDS, 

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1053, and your thous'atful comments concerning - Masters of Deceit* * 
arc certainly appreciated by toy associates and mc, I am very 
haj.£y to know you think lhig*boQk worthwhile* 

Thank you. very mueft for Giving xao iho benefit of your 
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Dear Mr. Hoover, 

I have just, finished reading your hook, 
Masters ofi Deceit , which I thought was very well 
written and worthwhile. It helped explain a lot of 
the peculiar activities which were going on at Harvard 
when I was a student there in 1939 to 1943- Even at that 
time, it was my feeling that if a person wanted to he a 
communist, he should he willing to admit what he was. 
The switch when Hitler invaded Russia showed who stood where. 

My purpose in this letter, however, is^ to say 

that- "I would like to see your ideas written up in a hook 

about the good and bad influences affecting our youth. How 

"can „ we do a better Job. than we are? How to distinguish lasting 

principles from 

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you have yourself, written articles, but I wou'l^ tike ; t'b j^e.e; ;a 

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JDearfclr*. Stevenson: 

It was indeed kind of you to forward me the 
clipping from the. February 1G, 1959, issue of '"Hie Corbin Dally 
Tribune." 

Your generous comments are most encouraging, 

and I am heartened by your favorable remarks concerning my * -& +n 

boolg^Masters ofjpieceit. '» It is reassuring to know that my 1 o S3 

views on the menace of communism have earned your approyal. ^_ <f ££ 
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by the traitors who espouse this atheistic, philosophy Is, a tribute 03-5 *■? 

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I'm a retired but hot a tired old preacher 
Spend ray' time hiking our hills, writing 
articles about nature,- and. other 
things such as this one . May G.od^ 

PEREGRINATrONS hel l » s f} 1 to awake ,^0. 
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By REV F. D. STEVENSON 
Mr. Editor: Forweeks now I 
have been PEREGRINATING 
IN PERDITION. That's what I 
call my experience with* the 
people I meC They were un- 
pleasant people," very^revolt' 
ingly unpleasant people: the 
COMMUNISTS. 

The poet Dante; when,he took 
his imaginative journey' ttirdiigh 
the ten stages of hades,. had 'as 
his guide the dead poet Virgil. 
Together they peregrinated 
from one level to another of the 
abode of* the bad, ajways down, 
each increasingly worse in 
punishment. My journey was* 
something like that. For my 
guide I had*';J. Edgar Hoover,, 
Chief of the\FBL He $ knows'the« 
ropes— the v ropes owith which 
the communists tie * people. He 
knows 'their total dedication t<i 
evil, to trickery. He knows that 
a comparatively tp V at the 
core of the^conspiracy are bril-> 
liant, talented, and never rest? 
ing, push on^ toward their aim 
—the revolution that would! take- 
over our country and turn it in- 
to a subsidiary of the Russian 
Soviet. 

The record bf r the journey I 
took witfiTHobver: is recorded in 
his book, MASTERS OF DE-„ 
CEiT. Here, reliably recorded; 
are true detective stones by 
the dozen.- It was beyond my 
imagination, till I read the 
book, that any one could find 
■so many ways of entrapping 
people to become communists. 
They have all the cunning of the 
.spider that said "Come into my, 
parlor/' And once in, the fly 
has strand after straind of sil- 
ky web attached to it, limiting 
its movements but not killing 
It. 4 The evil host only wants to 
•control it completely. 

'The 'method they use* is des- 
cribed by David in the .thirty- 
fifth Psalm. 

y "For without cause thcyhid 
their nets for me . •"•they 



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ire set, pits dug, .nets iprea'd^ 
in concealed .places- by ' their \ 
double-meaning \tal;k and' I 
promises of a kingdom. of God 1 
on* earth in the present. They.^ J 
fcffer no.piein the, sty, but jjlt- j\ 
fcow before 'the cye^bf ;the titin* £* M , % , v 
|ry; the oppressed; itfiej simple-' 7^1 — * % 
minded; the discontented; rtfoVjl 
true/idealist who wants to. ini- * 4 
proye things. for others); r . /"' , 
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l*axiv overpainting the ^picture, ' - 

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ed/at *the libraryi^S^Iv follow- J 
ed myjguide I, thought of script* 
iuresrthat deWribejwfiat'Csaw, * 
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to those who call evil. good arid, 
•good' evil, who put;<Iarkness/for^ i 
light and light -for darkness 1 *, « 
(Isaiah 5:20)'This;describes\ ex* I 
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move. Vft" ypniiftt. believe 10 ; 
frord they say, for it -is good ; * 
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hard* a life the*comraunist him? \ 
self , Jives. The same prophet, J 
in the above passage says ;t 
some people "put bitter for* 
i^cctand sweet for bitter." Al* \ 
most all the sweets of 4he*aver-< 
age human life are swapped for* 
bitter ihours of discipline, hard** 
*|hip, waiting, M hiding under*, 
ground, raising^ money,, even J 
selling their own things: to pax 
^heir expenses. A completed; 
communist is /completely brainy 
washed; 

I Allthe weary journey I "kept , 
thinking, of. Paul's ^description' 
of FALSE PROPHETS- that's, 
What the comnuinists are -~-*itts*> 
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"For such^menvare^ false apos- 
tles, deceitful workmen, DIS- 
GVlSING^themselves^as apos- 
ih l £ £ . Christ." Communists 
even Join churches in ;order c to 
control them. ' * "; 

Paul .goes, on, "Andpo won-! 
der,, for even iSatan rDISGUISES 
himself, as an angel* of. light; So 
it is {not strange if his" servants 
also disguise themselves * as I 
XB8V)* 9 (S ' °' * righteousness; 
Nearly, a quarter.of '^ century' 
*¥?^ ^ prcabhViJj ;i sermon hrl 
whichSrvsaWrthatlcommunisin 
«: ; ai, counterfeit Jkingdom^ of 
God. Hoover, la jhember of a 
Presbyterian ; church: makes 
the same claim infols book; " 
Now do you believe I hay e 
be e,n , PEREGRINATING IN 
PERDITION? Jtibt, read the 
b ?oH 5 ^;take thetfip yourself, 
f ?,waf>abputto f forget one thing 
more /about 4he total- 'picture;" 
the psalmist's prayer 4k Let ruin 
^ m ?,V«Pon ,thcml unawares! 
And :> let th^ net which they .'hid 4 
S?. s P*?P-i-heirf; Let them fall 
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been received, arid my associates and ; I appreciate your Mnd: 
remarks concerning "Masters j of Deceits I am pleased, that 
you thinls; this boo^orthwhUe^; 

Your generous comments serve as a, source M 
Encouragement during this period when there are those who 
£re trying to discredit us* I am enclosing some material which 
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Dear John: 

Enclosed is a sample of what just one of our register 
of high school papers are doing as a result of theYPGH SCHOOL 
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and the director will be happy about if." ' IV represents a true 
and definite push in the Catholic High School press. And don't 
>&**% ,£&*+*. forget we are dealing with the cream of the crop. 

<w tL*£-iv& I The Cr3jBe Re P ort arrived last week. I am puzzled about 

7* ii< I arrest figure it's the same, yet overall crime is' up. If 

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Best regards esd prayers for your continued and ^evcted 
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darkening shadow ift slipping be- 
tween America and a* brilliant 
4uturo? It ift the dark forerunner 
tof a terror, not. at all shadowy, but 
very real: CcwgnunitTn. 

The? child of' a bloody Russian 
revolution. Communism has been 
focusing its attacks on the Amen? 
can people for thirty years, 

lb Juno, 1657, Nlkita Krush- 
chev, Soviet Communist Parry 
bote, prophesied to a fcution»wido 
American television audience that 
their grandchildren wiU liyc pn^ 
dcir Communism. 

It was such, boasts- and the grow- 
er realization of their possibffe 
eallty that spurred J. Ed«ar Hoov t 
> write ,Wasfers of Deceit*. * 

Thi* book explains the IntricacV 
iof both open and undercover work 
(of the Communists* 

« We, the future of America, must 
recognize and combat a horror 
which has been deemed by many of 
the last generation as unimportant 
and Insignificant 

<7he Communists have no 
doubts. Their blueprint* are at* 
ready mafo* tirrite* Mr. Hoover. 
These blueprint* Ijave -been be- 
fore America's- jztfeecta* eyes for 
more that* a -quarter of a century! 

Ar Nfew Orleans doctor considers 
the book so v;jal to every young 
American t^at he hps c£srod to 
svmfor fi!ty Catttotlc Uf* ach<*ols 
^?i,h a copy. Our athool Lbrary has 
three brand new books ava&a&e to 
enlighten (maybe oven frighten* 
you. 

We can no Joiner oase <mr con- 
sciences by pleac^ut tenorsnee. ft 
is our t>rca&ig £nty to stufi* care- 
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Your letter of I.!arch. 1, 19E0, v/as. received durjn;* 
I.5r. Hoover* 3 absence from T7asMn3tcn and Iain ackno^rle^nj it 
forhinu 

TThile 1 3^no v7 ho \7ouId like to Jbo able to comply T7ith, 
your request, I regret that Mr. Hoover does net have any copies &£ 
his book, "Masters of Deceit/' available for public distribution, 
you may Ijo assured thai ho pill appreciate the ttoghtMness prompt- 
ing you to \yrite Mm. 



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This may seem to you as an unusal request but we trust you* 
will consider our request carefully and appreciate its merits: 

As Fund Raising Chairman of our business women 1 s club here in ' 
Johnstown. New York, our task is to raise money which is used 
to loan to girl students who wish to further their education 
after High school and have no funds to do, so* We charge them 
no interest and so far have loaned out quite a large sum of money. 

At our last meeting in February, our commlt&e£ was given the 
project to purchase one of your copies of" Masters of Deceit," 
to be placed in our High School library for the student's use. 
It seems they only have one. copy so far, and no funds to approprial 
for more copies . The book is in constand demand, which is a very 
good sign that our yougg people are aware of the threat communism 
I makes to our lives* 

Since we have quite a job to raise the money for our student loan 
fund anyway, and even though the book only costs |5.©0', we wonderej 
whether you or your publishers would not donate such, a copy 
for the above purpose, duly autographed by yourself; It would meaf 
a great: deal to our local group, our local High School; and also 
So our^Fund Raising Committee. 

4ss we said above, please consider our request sincerely as it 
*is %ean.fr that way. I enclose a stamped, .self-addressed envelope 
for'your.-early reply and thank you in advance for whatever .decision 
you may make. * " MjL 

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P.S.' "Our local book stores would have to order" the copy for us if 

we have to purchase same as their demand is greatefi than their "supply. 

That is why I. thought of writing to you. 

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Eear $& 

I am rending yo a a co^y ot a letter from 
Mr. George Ctcxbera of Ontario, Canada, dated 
January 0, 1953, and ?£r. Hoover's reply to Mm dated 
January 14, 1053. I ain taking the liberty of referring 
tfclo inattcr to yoa cinco yoa vrill note tnat Vjr, Ctembcra 
respects permission to translate "Hactero of Deceit" into 
the Czechoslovakia language. 

It trouid bo appreciated M you tyosald 
contact ?.5r. Ctembera relative td his request. 



Sincerely, 



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Clyde Tolsoiii 

Enciocjire3 (2) 

NOTE: Letter to mx* jStembera being sent on same date witli copy to Legat, 
Ottawa, with instructions for the latf^ef to conduct an appropriate discreet 
inquiry concerning Stembera. 



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Dear $flr; Stembera; 



Your letter of. January 9,. 1059, has been received, 
and your interesHn "yriting; me is very much 'appreciated. Your 
interest in toy book, "Masters of Eeceit," is encouraging, and I 
am thankful for your generous comments. In connection with 
your request |or jjermission to translate it into the Czechoslovakian 
language, I am taking the liberty of referring your letter to the _ 
publisher, Mr. Edgar T. Riggj President, Henry Holt and Qompanyg 
mc. , 383 Ma<flsbn Avenne, New York 17, J^ew Yorki « 

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ATTENTION LEGAT:, ifour instructions are fo* conduct a brfef , discreet 
inquiry limited to pubHcUource data .and established, contacts in an. effort \ 
to identify correspondent and his newspaper i It jls absolute^ necessary 
that he notjpecome aware 6f the Bureau's interest and no indiv&ualslcan be 
contacted unless they are reliable and are established, conta'cts^^o^^ 
office. Suiet by '^30 -59 results of, your inquiry marked. "Atteh^n^^rime 
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Three times I have already read your excellent work which is 
really an analytical encyclopedia of the American communism - 
Masters of Deceit. 

When I finished the third reading I decided to ask you for 
your permission. to translate "Masters of Deceit" into Czech language 
for the Czechoslovak independent weekly "Nase Hlasy" (Our Voices) 

of which I am the editor. t --— - ~ 

This weekly newspaper just entered the fifth year of .its 
publication. I think that you know very well- the work of the ethnic 
press in its fight against the communism in U.S.A. and Canada. 

The people contributing to "the ethnic newspapers do it without 
being paid - just for the right cause. If they can exist it is 
mainly due to the subscription and advertisments. Thus it is im- 
possible for us to pay royalties to you for the translation. 

Of course I have in mind the translation of "Masters of Deceit"* 
for "Nase Hlasy" (Our Voices) only. In case that you will grant 
the permission, your work would appear in "Our Voices" in the form 
..of the instalments. 

si There are about lO-.OOO Czechs and Slovaks in Toronto but many 
~of them know only partially English, so they cannot read your 

interesting book. 
»*. ±t is our duty -to point out- what is communism,- what of danger., 
<vi.t brings with and how to face communism. These are the facts 
3/hich are contained in all details in your book. 

Ip In' case that you will grant the permission we would like to publish 
;|,ja shorter introductory article ab.out your activity as a head bf FBI, 
'/"abotft the FBI s activity, and of course we would be glad to bring 
/ also your picture. May I ask you for it too? , >■ 

t It is obvious that we would send you ali issues of "Our Voice s'\ 
in which the translation would appear. I would also send you "one 
copy of my translation. 

For your information I would like to mention that I have been 
connected with journal! s&ia&ready in my native Czechoslovakia and 
^ I continued in that activl£y : right after my arrival to Canada in. 
/^ 1951. I am working as Assistant Librarian in the Jesuit Seminary 
//In Toronto and taking correspondence courses for my B.A. degree 
wJrfch the University of Ottawa. 





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Dear 



Your cordial note of, March 3., 1950, has been 
received and the tfcousfctfulnoss prompting you to write me is 
indeed appreciated. 

It was yery Mndof you to comment so generously 
concerning my "book, "Masters of Deceit,** and I am glad that 
you enjoyed reading "The FBI Story. " In accordance with your 
request, I. am sending you some material on the subject, of 
communism which. I thought you would like td see. 



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„ r ^Communist 'Ne w Look" Co mmunism ana the College 

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

RD #3 Box 331 
Gibsonia, Pa, 
3/3/59 



Dear Mr. Hoover; 




Mr. Tblson 



. 8e1mont 

Mr. OeLoach 

Mr. McGuire 

Mr. Mohr 

Mr. Parsons 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Tamm 




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Mr. Trotter 
Mr. Jones 






Mr. W.C. Sullivan^— 

Tele. Room 

Mr. Holloman « 

Miss Holmes — 

Miss Gandy 



' I am planriinga term paper entitled 
, "Communism'in ; the : *United States, " 
, I would appreciate any and all 

information ybirwquld.tie able to give me on this 

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I have read large portions, of your two books. "Masters 
of Deceit, " and "The~ F.B.I. Story. " I enjoyed both of 
these books very much and it was .through ,them, and my 
history teacher, that I became interested, or should I 
say .disinterested, in communism. 



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vations regarding my booIi,^Maetcrp of Deceit. " ' 



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God or Chaos; Breaking the Communist Spell,- The Communists Are After 
Our Minds; How to Beat Communism; Communist New Look* struggle ou 
a flew Plane; Make the. Communists Show Their Own Colors; God and 
Country or Communism; Where do We Stand Today with Communism m 
the United States; Communism in the U, S. A. j. ^ 

NOTE: Correspondent is not identifiable in Bufiles.* His iSer is somewhat 
v^lin^ and it is not felt from his statements that it would be wise to 
' explore mQre fully the thoughts set forth in his letter. 



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602 "Frank Street 
Shelbyville, Indiana 
February 24, 1959 



J. Edgar Hoover, Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Ninth and Pennsylvania Avenues ^ 
N.W.- 
Washington 25, District of Columbia 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 

Both my father and I wish to congratulate you on your very 
informative and truthful book "Masters of Deceit. My father has finished 
it and I am. just starting it. I believe every person should read it for I 
believe a good many Americans, aspjatbibtic as they feel, are not a fully " 
informed about the evils of Communism and are even helping it in many 
instances, unaware of .their .aid. 

I have just finished Kenneth Colegrove's book "Democracy 
Versus Communism which I feel, that if a course in the truths of 
j communism was introduced into our schools, would make art excellent 
textbook. 

I am fifteen years old and at a sophmore student at 

Shelbyville High School. I am interested in .government even though I don't 

intend to make a career of it, but I feel I should exercise my patriotic duties 

fpr^iETernai vigilance is the price of liberty. " In our History class at school 

we receive a news magazine called "World Week, " printed by Scholastic 

Magazine, Inc. I believe it does not present a full veiw of the news.but usually 
a one sided part which I believe is too partial to Communism. 

* 

Of course I donot say this as an accusation, but from my 
thinking I think it could be looked into. 

I have also written to Senator Goldwater to ask him for some 
Cvthirigsiig since, he is the one who I consider as the only real strong 
Republican anti commie. We have all supported Bill Benner because we 
really believed that he was a very good senator. *— 

I would also like to comment on our liberals in Congress 
and all over the country. I think these are the people the Commies are 
counting on to ruin capitilism for they are spending more then they have 
although. I'll admit some of that money is used correctly. 




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will come out on top, but it will take the preparedness, ingenuity, and 
intelligence of every patriotic American. 

I certainly hope you can read my writing "(hieroglyphic) !' 
in order to get the meaning of my letter. Thank you very much. * 

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School, Thompson, Cpnnecticut^nd aver that the| 

is happy that the school is using ^Mastersof Deceit" as a current textbook. 
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language as "Dear Edgar long time no see— *my sonfc 
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Because our files fail to reflect any acquaintanseJasi.ween| 



pid the Director and because of the terminology employed b y| | it would 

appear that a letter from the Director, would be the very vehicle through 
which a "name, dropper" would endeavor to enhance his own prestige and his 
son's standhg at the school. It is further believed that' his reference to 
"Masters of Deceit" is merely a snide attempt to -inveigle a reply to an 
obviously "imposing" request. - 



RECOMMENDATION: 



It is recommended that 



request not be complied 



With and further that no acknowledgment of his telegram be made. 




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MARIAMAPOLIS PREPARATORY SCHOOL THOMPSON CONN CALLED. 
ME TODAY AND TOLD ME THAT YOUR BOOK "MASTERS OF DECEIT" 
IS THEIR CURRENT TEXT BOOK ON THE THESIS COMBATING 
COMMUNISM AND ITS FULL STUDY IS COMPULSARY FOR ALT ' 
STUDENT S. IT WOULD BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED IF YOU WOULD 
WIRE OR WRITE MARIAMAPOLI S PREPARATORY SCHOOL AT MY* ""' 
EXPENSE THAT YOU ARE PLEASED THAT MY ^QNI | IS 



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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

Post Office Box 2344 
Bos ton y Massachusetts 
March 9, 1959 



Mr. Tolsoi 
Mr. Befrngn 
Mr. DeESaa 

Mr. Moj& T: 

Mr. Persons 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Tamm 

Mr, Trotter, 
Mr. W.C.Suilivaa I 
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Mr. John Edgar Hoover 

Director 

Federal ^Bureau of Investigation 

United States department of Justice 

Washington, B. G. 

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called today tb tell 

me how highly pleased he is with the copy djpH Masters 



of Deceit 19 which you so thoughtfully autographed to 
him?" H6 lJ Haid he knows he will ehfpy , ™ariirta +hi<? ;worJ£' 
and will pvize the book very highly*. plso* 



stated that he has been an admirer of yours *f or many 
winy years and has read your writings with a great deal 
of interest:. 



indicated he was writing to 
you personally to express his appreciation but I did 
want you tp-know his reaction to your kindness in his 
talk with meJ today* 






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I am delighted to receive your letter and am deeply 
grateful to you for your generous thought in sending 
me an autographed copy of your book '^ Maste rs of 
^Deceit^. I accept this with real pleasure and 
shall look forward to thanking you in person either 
in Boston, or in Washington.^ 

We would regard it an honor if^you would visit our 
Institution when next you come to s Boston. 

May I take this opportunity to tell you of>my,high 
regard for the splendid representatives ypu;,have 
had in Boston, and for your present special agent 
Mr. Leo L. Laughlin. They have all given 
generous backing to the "Jimmy Fund 11 - and have 
added, something of JTundamental. Value to „the,:peace„ 
of mind of this community. 




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Your letter of March 3, 1959, with enclosures, 
has been received, and I appreciate your very generous comments 
concerning "Masters of Deceit." 

It was good to learn that you plan to distribute 
one thousand copies of Cardinal Cushions statement as It 
contains vital Information concerning the insidious plot to 
discredit the FBI. Enclosed is some material dealing with 
communism that I thought you might find Interesting. 

I am referring your request for permission 
to Quote the foreword of "Masters of Deed?' to Mr. Edgar T. 
Rigg, President, Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 383 Madison 
Avenue, New York 17, New York, publishers of this book, as 
all Inquiries in this regard are handled through his office. I n 
will ask Mr. Bigg to communicate directly with you concerning 
its use. 



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Statement Before the Internal Security 

How to Beat Communism 

The Communists are After our Minds 

Remarks by Smith, Preston & Sherer 



How to Fight Comm#u>m 
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I have recently read your book, "Masters of Deceit", 
to thank you very much for this necessary information. Since 
reading your bookj a neighbor and myself have sent for, and read, 
various reports from the House un-American Activities Committee 
and from Senate committees investigating communist activities in 
America, (listing enclosed). As a result of our study, we are 
dedicated to awakening as many of our freinds as possible to the 
horrible truth. 

I We have received permission of our pastor to obtain and 
distribute, in our church, one thousand copies of Cardnial Coushing*^ 
recent statements^ concerning the advancement of communisnTand their 
attack on our Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have also 
enclosed another piece of material we would like to give them. 
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In order to know communism it is necessary to studw and examine it*. Dcn ! t 
make* use ofT unreliable sources for your investigation! Consult your own 
Congressional records*. Write to your representative or senator in Washington 
and' request that he send" you the: findings and* reports of the House, un-American 
Activities Gommittee, and rj fche various Sfenate committees dealing with* communist* 
activities in America. Read J. Edgar Hoovers recent book, MASTERS OF DECEIT. 
In his book, the, Director of the Federal Bureau of "Investigation explains the 
startling facts about the major menace of ouirtime^ communism; what it is, 
how i*fc works, what its a&ns are, the; real dianger it; poses, and what loyal 
American citizens must know to protect their freedom. 



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Khow communism for; what it really is. Study communists tactics and; see for 
yourself how communism attacks the minds or free men* J, Communism bitterly 
denies* God' and* everything He Beans to those who, Imow Him., (ftmgmnism attempts 
to place the state, or party,; in the place reserved only for God. Ihe 
communist conspiracy in America and^throughout. the> entire world places the 
individual at the, disposal of 1 the state/ therefore admitting that individual 
rights cannot exist in^ its xealsu Know the Victories that* communism has* 
already won in America. Seea clearly that communism preaches slavery in 
the namei of liberty... See for yourself* that communists rely on uninformed 
loyal Americans to perform many of their acts of treason. 



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*-» International Coaauhi W 3he communist Kind, Staff consUation with Dr. Frederick 
Charles Schwarz, House? un-Araericsn Activities Committeo. Kay 29, 1957. 

*• Communist Pyhsologieal Warfarot Brain Washing, Consultation with> Edward Hunter, 
House un-American Activities Gomaittee. March 13, 1958 

_ Chronicle^ of Treason, Reprint of newspaper articles by Congressman Francis E. 
Walter, Rouse un-American Aotivies Coaaaiitee* 1958 

■- Permit Communist Conspirators to be Teachers ? House- Document # 213, 83rd Congress 
1st Session. 1953 

v Jiterlooldng Subversion in Government- Departments. Senate internal Sub-Ccamittoo, 
83rd Congress, .1st Session^ July 30, 1953 

^ ttet Communist* Parly of^tho tf.S.A. A Handbook ibr ftaericens, Senate Internal Sub- 
committee* .Senate Docuooiit-jP 113* 64th Congress i 2d Session 1955. 

x* ^terna^Socuri^ 'Annual Roper* for 1956, Senate Internal SuS-CoSittee, Report 
# 131»j35th Congressj 1st Session, Karch 4> 1957. 

" &*%!!? ^ bt ° 1 War, Vol 1, House un-American Activities Conaiiliee, House Document 
§ 227, Part 1, 85th Congress 1st Session. Sept. 23rd 1956. 

Soviet Sotal War, Vol 2, House im-Amcrican Activities Coaaiitee, Bourn. Documen t 
.#'227, Part 2, 85th Congress 1st Ses3ion.Sept*3P, 1956. 

1958 Annual Report of the Conmlttee on Comauniot flactics, Strategy and Objectives 
of .the American: Bar, Association. (Congressional Record Aug 22, 1958. 



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the Internati onal Police 'aiidi State -Dei ense j *Li'sbon>Por.tugal. Thisfletter "fl 
unmistakably^depict& the* extensive and even internati onal effects of thVPirefr 
recent Jiook, "Masters of Deceit. " The. comments of 
regar&fpllow: 



"Recently, one of the chapters of your book, 'Masters of Deceit, ' 
wasrtranslated for meandl was most gratified to .ascertain with, 
what preciseness and clarity you -describe the insidious' methodk.6f 
operation used by the communists, which, although known to us 
becausk/we are continuously in,contact withihem, nevertheless 
pass unnoticed to the public which is unaware of their methods. 

*1 consider it most useful for; the* defense of the free world that 
tyorks-like yours bepublishedespecially since the international, 
reputation and prestige, which -the* name of its author has: so 
justly -attained, lendto it particular authority. « * * 

"ricongratulate you- and profess; to you, my dear Director j my> 
highest esteem. " 

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INTERNATIONAL POLICE 
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February 16,- 1959 



Honorable 

JOHN EDGAR HOOVER 

Director Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Pennsylvania Avenue and Ninth Street, North West 

Washington, D* C* 

My dear Director: 

Recently, one of the chapters of your book, "Masters 
of Deceit} 1 was translated for he and I was most gratified to 
ascertain with what pre ciseness and clarity you describe 
the insidious methods of operation used by the communists, 
which, although known to us because we are continuously in 
contact with them, nevertheless pas3 unnoticed to the public 
which is unaware of their methods, 

I consider it most useful for the defense of the 
free world that works like yours be published especially since 
the international reputation and prestige, which the name Oj 
Us author has jto Justly attained, lend to it particular 
authority* 

I congratulate you and profess to you, my dear 
Director; my highest esteem* 

Attentively yours, 
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The letter; sent via airmail, is addressed to 
Mr* JOHN EDGAR HOOVER, Director Federal Bureau of Investiyatiorv, 
Pennsylvania Avenue and Ninth Street, North xWest, l^Mj^on,^. C. ,,- 
U* S* A*, and bears the return address of POLICIA INTERNACIONAL, 
E DE DEFESA DO ESTADO LISBOA* 



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Exm#Q Senhor 

John Edgar Hoover 

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Traduziram-me recentemente um dos capftulos do seu 
livro "Masters of Deceit" e tive muito agrado em verificar a cla- 
reza e exactidSo com que V#Ex#& relata a forma insidiosa de agir 
usada pelos comunistas, que sendo do nosso conhecimento, por cons 
tantemente estarmos a verificar esses factos, passam no entanto 
despercebidos do grande publico, ignorante dos processos por eles 
usados* 

Eeputo da maior utilidade, para defesa do Mundo li- 
vre, a publicagao de obras como a sua - tanto mais que Ihe empress 
ta especial autoridade a reputagao e prestigio internacionais que 
tSo justamente alcangou o nome do seu autor* 

Felicito-o e protesto-lhe, meu prezado Director, a 
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Two chapters have been translated from your book 'Masters 
of Deceit" and I sras deeply pleased to \see how clear and exact it deals with 
the insidious ways used by conmiunistsVWhile vre are aware of their wayj thanks 
to our ^continued experience they pass unnoticed of the people who do not 
know sfi their schemes* 

I think it most useful for the defence of the free 'world* 
the publication^ pf s^ch wofk^ as yourss^ rn?J^^eSpeJdA^\s the high 
reputation Wdilnternati^ ascribe Jto it special 

authority* 

Permit me to offer you my heartiest congratulations, wy 
dear Director* 




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director »s book "Masters of Deceit". 

who has a very limited knowledge of the 




English language, stated that he had had portions of the 
book translated into Portuguese for use in connection with 
the training of agents of the PIDE who are working on Com- 
munist matters. He said that he had been extremely impressed 
with the fact that investigations by the PIDE of Communist 
matters in Portugal had served to confirm many of the; state- 
ments, in the Director's book^ He felt that this was, an 
excellent demonstration of the fact repeatedly reiterated^ 
by the Director that Communism is truly an international rep n- 
spiracy. _ ^ 

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The 3-5-5? issue* of the* Lisbon daily newspaper-^ » 
"Diario de Noticias" reported a press conference .held ,by^. , 
Captain NEVES GRACA- on 3-4-59, in which he furnished to thtf ' 
press certain details regarding investigation of Communist 
activities in Portugal by the PIDE. It was_interesting to ^ 
:note that in his press conference captain NevjsS GRACA-made, { I j 
two separate references to the Director's book, commenting 1/ * 
on the fact that the title of the book "Masters of Deceit" ^\tj^ 
Ms. a very apt one in referring to the deceit and treachery*'/ 
practiced by the members of the Communist party. ^ 
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This is for the Bureau's information. A separate „- 
letter setting forth in full the information given in thfcv .; 
press" conference by Captain NEVES GRACA has. been: submitted 
to the Bureau under the caption "Communist Party of Portugal; 
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Dear rfr. Hoover t 

I am writing to you now* not in rty official capacity as 

a Branch Manager, but rather as a Sunday School Superintendent 

for our Junior Intermediate Department. 

I It is my sincere belief that this age group is the most 
important and that is >?hy I am writing t o you. Would it 
be too much troubl^for you to send me an autographed copy 
of your new book^ ^^sters^A JUB^u^d^J 1 ? I will be more than 
happy to send you a check for the book if you vail enclose 
a bill with it. Also, if it is not too much trouble, could 
you write a personal letter to the boys and girls of my 
Junior Intermediate Department? It would mean a lot to thera, 

I would be so grateful for the privilege of having your book 
in my library at home, a s I have two pre-school age children 
myself* , 

Please feel free to correspond with me about this, as.1 would 
be most happy to hear from you* You may write to t hffigunior 
Intermediate Department in care of the Fountain Square 
Christian Church, Shelby and Lexington Streets * Indianapolis ,, 
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Your thoughtful letter of March* 6, 1959 ? has be.eiL 
received* arid I deeply appreciate your generous remarks Concerning 
"Masters of Eecett; " ' , 

I am glad you think this book worthwhile, and I am 
encouraged by your interest in combating the creeping menace of inter- 
national communism. Truly, the greatest threat to the (femocratic way 
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land v/hat we as freedom, loving citizens can do to preserve ou^ 
great heritage from 4 the awful menace of Communism. 3?he boofe 
was truly an enlightening eocpose for "me into a subject that"- 
I had heard a lot of but knew verjr little about*. 

Arf you mcy have noticed by the letterhead, I am a college 
student (Sophomore) and attehd a small .co^-e^uciitional christian 
school controlled by the Church of the lazarene* T v/as 
particularly impressed by part 3eveny~in 'yoiir conclusion ^ chapter 
twenty-three entitled "Com&unism: A False Beli'gion". You 
brought home so forcefully to my mind hov; the Communists seek 
to take all faith and Relief in God, the good and decent in 
man, and destroy it, thereby replacing it v;ith materialism 
&nd a communist type of morality. *3?his is truly a deadly 
evil and danger to all v;e as christian members of society. JsT) 
too, am in agr ement v/ith the six aspects of our democratic / 
fai&h that you presented in the chapter. It made tie once t 
reaffirm my faifch in democracy and belief in an eternal Go< 
You also* pointed out' how Communism seeks to infiltrate our 
churches and tv/ist these sacred beliefs and ideals that Y/e 
■have Qjome from God. Certainly the entire Christian Church $n 
the v/orld today needs to awaken to the fact that the subje^tives 
;af communism are to ultimately destroy all religious beliefs 
in man tovrr&s God and replace them vdth a secular religion v/ith 
it^ oim particular /rods. Defin tly thelChristian Church as I 
see it needs a spiritual reyival, one that will first make 
the individurlg in the churches alive .l^f^fks Cl^rict and then 
ready and vailing to fi&ht, and even dt^ for thes^toeasurad,* r }^ 
befiefs* Until this happens, I feel that v/hile tH^TLVorfefib^^//- 
American churchstaii sits dosing in the pev/ Sunday after SuiyL&y^r 
the .die -hard communist will be making rapid stu^*a^^btT MW ^ 
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i.11 though I hate Communism "1th all my*' herrt and your hook 
intensified my desire to fight it with, till tTict is within 
me , there is one thins I adnire in a person who" is. a 
Communist. That is his tenacious devotion $0. the warty*, its 
beliefs, and what it is attempting to dp. ." Certainly the., 
full fledge,, true hlood, communist' h4sJha Jtexw'&j? shame fullness 
when it comes to seeing what he believes to, T?e fight take " 
pre-eminence in his life. It. is. amazing sqmeitm'es how we as 
professed members of the 'Christian, ehurcji f^l s to standi for 
y;hat we believe and 3mow in our horrts Is ri^h^. A'/e can all. * 
learn a lesson from the' Comnunist members example,' for 
someday we -may have to t*-.ke a stand oh vVt •>*& believe 
right whether we tent to or not. - ; \ » -*' - 

Jin conclusion, let me say that I ht.ve Seon insj^red and 
{challenged by your thoughtful and intelligent writing 4 of this 
tbook. SJhough I am a young person and "A %oitb,-*4 student, 
I clearly see the awfullhess of Communism %h t'se American 
way of life and what it could do if it g.- InM control, you 
hf.ve dealt a gre?t blow to the cause of C'oiifiunism bfc exposing 
Ithe party- for what it really is. It is my'Mncere-hope that- 
lyou as {Director of the #. 3>, I. mil continue to be icut spoken 
{against the Communist cause and its ideological teaching. 

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and I appreciate your generous remarks concerning me, 

Unfortunately, I eanhot comment on your question 
conssrmn j the effect of membership in "front groups" on an 
application for. security clearance since the granting o* clearances 
is not a matter ^JtfeU comes T?ithin our authority. The FBI Js 
required tojmako information in its ^os and identification records 
available £o various governmental agencies entitled by las? to 
receive such data£ however* in carrying outpour responsibilities 
in this regard >cuch information is. forwarded to the appropriate' » 
agency -without comment or recommendation of any Mnd by this «3 
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Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington 25, D. C. * 

Dear Sir: 

I do hesitate to bother you, for I know you, are busy, 
but I know of no other place to go for the information 
I need. 

We have a discussion group in our local Episcopal Church, 
of which I am a member, and recently we have had a couple 
of people to ridicule the House Un-American Activities 
Committee and to accuse them of persecution, denial of 
civil liberties and so on. They also discredit the fact 
that a man has belonged to several front groups , saying 
that this means nothing and that such membership is of 
no consequence when such a man applies for a security 
clearance. I would certainly appreciate your views on 
this matter to include the effect of such memberships 
on an application for security clearance. 

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I have recently read your book, Masters of Deceit , and 

If I'm not being too presumptuous, I would like to know 

the name of the Episcopal Bishop in Ohio who was told 

to leave the church, but left his estate for the propagation 

of communism. 

Thank you very much, if you can find time to do me these 
favors, and also for your fine job as a public servant. You 
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I have received -your letter of March 9, 
1959, and appreciate the interest which prompted you 
towritei ^ , 

If "Masters of Deceit!* is; hot avaUable,at a 
bookstore ih Mount Vernon, youmay desire to correspond 
with the publisher, Henr^ Holt and, Company, 383 Madison 
Avenue, New York 17, New York. 

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Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I wonder if it would be possible for you 
to take the time out of your busy schedule to inform me 
of the address of the publishers of' your book; Masters of_ 
Deceit? 

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copy. 



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Mr. Belmont 
Mr. DeLoach 
Mr. McGuire 
Mr. Mohr 




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Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, B.C. 



Dear Mr Hoover, 



Vl am writing to thank you for the autog raphed copy of you r excellent 
booRV^Masters of Deceit. When I mentioned to 



that I was 



enjoying the F.B.I , Story he asked had I ever read Masters of Deceit and 
I had to admit that I had not read it. It never occurred to me that John's 
offer to bring me a copy would become such a treasured book on my shelf. I want 
to thank you for your thoughtf ulness x and I want you to know that I * 
appreciate your signing it for me.. It will be one book that I shall 
never lend out . ( They are never returned) 



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REPRESENTATIVES 



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The "Congressi6nal;Direct;pry,"v§5th .Congress, Second 
^Session, January, 1958, reflects that William IVE&V-Iller, b orn Ju ly 2p, 
1909, Pascago u la, Mississippi; is,the D oorkeeper\ l^e:H oj_senofTlepl , e- - 
s^iatives. jvfiller attended George Washington Law . Schobfand lias worked 
in the House Post Office, as messenger to the.Doorkeeper, and Assistant 
Sergeant at Arms. Miller was the Minority (Democratic) Doorkeeper in 
theEightiethand Eighty-third Congresses and, was' elected Doorkeeper of 
the House for the Eighty-first, Eighty-second,.. Eighty-fourth and Eighty- 
fifth Congresses. He served as Assistant Sergeant at Arms for the 1944 
Democratic National Convention and as Chief Doorkeeper at the .1948, 1952, 
and 1956 Democratic National Conventions Miller, a member 6£ the Baptist 
Church, re sides at 1732 S Street, Southeast, Washington, D. C. 



INFORMATION IN BUFILES: 



By letter dated 4-4-50|_ 

that Representative William Myers; Colmer had[ 



lniade allegatio 



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his payroH and that she "did little or no work" in his office. Basis for the 
aUeeration was an„article; by Drew Pearson. Investigation reflected that 

|did not keep r egular office hours but did a unestlmated. amount 

of work at home J~ fr ielped his wife in her work for' Colmer. Colmer 



declined to make any statements other than, to. say he had done nothing wrong 
(46-16733) 

The "Washington Times-Herald" for June 18, 1951, reflected 
that Representative Busbey (Republican) of Illinois called for an FBI investi 
gation of folding room shortages. , Busbey claimed he had been prevented 
from cross- examining H6u'se"Doorkeeper William M. (Fishbalt) MiUer 



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and,that;he had been unable to obtain the. Comptroller General* s information 
about 30 persons w n0 were on the folding room payroll but Factually did-.no 
work there. Busbey 'felt that Miller violated' the. law by "erroneously or, 
falsely" certifying that;the 30 wereat work in the folding room. (46-0-A)) 

RECOMMENDATION: ' 

That the attached copy of "Masters of Deceit" be. autographed 
by the Director and forwarded to 'Miller, by special messenger. 






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Many many thanks for the autographed copy 
of "Masters of Deceit* 1 . It does not seem possible 
that a year has passed "since f't was published. * 

Enjoyed seeing you the other night, and -was 
more than happy I had the opportunity to chat Tiith 
you. 

Thanks again for your kindness. 



Gratefully yours j. 





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[AM M»' fllTiTiRRj Doorkeeper 
OV.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 




Honorable J. Edgar Hoover 
Federal Bureau of/ Investigation 
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House of Beef. 1217 22nd Street, Northwest, Washington, D._C._ 
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REQUEST FOR DIRECTOR 'S AUTOGRAPH 
ON "MASTERS OF DECEIT" 



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ntts—copy of theDYrector's book ^Masters of Deceit" 
and stated that he would annrecifrte the W^'^ni'""'' 
autographing it for him. \ \ advised that he 

is leaving for Europe on. 4~A-i>9 to attend a meeting " ' 
of the International Committee on European Migration; 
that on this trip he would like to read the Director's 
book. 

RECOMMENDATION: 

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he man desire to autograph the enclosed book for 



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W.C. Sullivan . 

Tele. Room 

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Mr. Mohr 

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Mr, HolloxnaxL. 
MisS'Gandy—. 



Mr, J. Edgar Hoover, Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

TJnited-States State Department of Justice I — - — 

Washington, D. jC, 

Dear Mr, Hoover: 

/[y I have received the autographed copy of your book 

""Master s of Deceit", and am very grateful to you for sending 
^ittome. AltfiSuT^Ihave heard a great deal about it and read 
a synopsis about it, I am looking forward to reading it thoroughly 
ancLI know that I will receive much good information, and enjoy- 
ment, from doing so, 

I certainly will look forward to. meeting and visiting 
with you if you are ever in Houston. 

With, best wishes and personal regards, I am 



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